Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum


Housed in the former medrese (seminary) of the Yeşil Cami, this museum contains 14th- to 16th-century İznik ceramics, jewellery, embroidery, calligraphy, dervish artefacts and Karagöz puppets. It was closed for extensive restoration work when we were last in town, which was expected to be finished by 2021.

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1. Yeşil Türbe

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The mausoleum of 5th Ottoman sultan Mehmed I Çelebi (and several of his children) stands in a cypress-trimmed park opposite the Yeşil Cami. During his…

2. Yeşil Cami

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Built for Mehmet I, the Yeşil (Green) Cami was completed in 1422 and represents a departure from the previous, Persian-influenced Seljuk architecture that…

3. Irgandı Köprüsü

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Spanning the gorge, north of the Setbaşı road bridge, this restored Ottoman bridge houses shops, cafes and touristy artisan workshops.

4. Atatürk Statue

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Central Cumhuriyet Alanı (Republic Sq) is also called Heykel (statue) after this large Atatürk monument.

5. Bursa City Museum

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This lively museum, very popular with local families, chronicles Bursa's history from the earliest sultans, their military campaigns and their ornate…

6. Tofaş Museum of Anatolian Carriages

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Old cars and horse-drawn carts are housed in this former silk factory with gardens. It's a 550m walk uphill, signposted right after the Setbaşı road…

7. AVP Theatre

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Stately theatre named after Ahmet Vefik Pasa (1823–1891), a Greek-Ottoman statesman who was briefly (for four months in 1878) the Grand Vizier of the…

8. Bursa Valılıǧı

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The Bursa Valılıǧı is a convenient landmark on Cumhuriyet Alanı (Republic Sq).